Bachelor of Arts (A. B.) or Bachelor of Science (S. B.)
The range of courses in the biology curriculum is unusually broad and requires intensive study.
Secondary teaching certification in Biology can be acquired with the addition of several education courses.
Biology majors have many career options. Graduate education in the health professions (pre-medicine, veterinary, or dentistry) or in ecology, microbiology, physiology and pharmacology is possible. Careers in research laboratories, governmental agencies, and environmentally oriented companies are also popular choices.
In addition to the required number of credits needed to complete the major, all students must also fulfill the general degree requirements in order to graduate.
|BIO 1020-1022||Biological Concepts I-II||8.0|
|BIO 2050||General Botany||4.0|
|BIO 3590||Junior Seminar in Biology||1.0|
|MAT 2090||Statistical Methods||4.0|
|CHE 1510-1511||Basic Chemical Principles I-II||8.0|
|CHE 1505-1515-1925||General Chemistry I-II-III||11.0|
|CHE 2010-2020||Organic Chemistry I-II||8.0|
|At Least One Course From Each of the Following Three Groupings:|
|BIO 3055||Molecular Biology (W course)|
|BIO 3080||Cell Biology (W course)|
|BIO 3110||Genetics (W course)|
|BIO 3500||Developmental Biology|
|BIO-CHE 4020||Principles and Clinical Applications of Immunology|
|BIO 2010||Comparative Anatomy|
|BIO 3010||Invertebrate Zoology|
|BIO 3060||Animal Physiology|
|BIO 3075||Plant Physiology (W course)|
|BIO-PSY 2141||Animal Behavior|
|BIO 3121||Plant Ecology|
|BIO 3930||Marine and Island Ecology|
Two electives chosen from courses in Biology
at or above the 3000 level. These may be drawn from
the courses above, or BIO 3150 The Biology of Cancer
or the or BIO 3400 Topics in Bioethics.
|Total credits required to complete the major:||54.0-61.0|
Students considering graduate school or pre-professional programs are encouraged to take calculus, physics, and other possible electives. See your academic advisor for details.